A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHEETA - CAPTURE SIX - CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus – Die Jagluiperd by Magaret Meintjes
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A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHEETA - CAPTURE SIX - CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus – Die Jagluiperd by 


CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus – Die Jagluiperd
Challenge winner in the Topshelf Wildlife group

Captured The Kruger national park, South Africa

Nikon D50
2013/11/14 14:48:06.7
Lens: VR 80-400mm F/4.5-5.6 D
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/1000 sec – F/5.6

CHEETAH – Acinonyx jabatus – Die Jagluiperd

With my last visit to Kruger during November 2013, I had an extraordinary experience. I stopped at a waterhole roundabout 12h.00hrs. It was midsummer and very hot. I was the only person at the waterhole as most visitors stay at camp due to extreme heat that time of day in the park. I watched water birds and a group of impala under the shade of the trees.
I suddenly noticed movement to my right in the dense bush and as it came out into the clear saw that it indeed was a Cheetah! She slowly moved closer to the waterhole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of grass where the impala are.
After almost two hours she planned her attack. I knew it was a long distance and that I would be very lucky if I managed to get in a good shot at that distance but did not put my camera down for a second, just kept watching her through my lens. Once se came clear there was now time for focus I just kept my finger on the shutter and tried to stay on her all the way! I know this is not quality work but would love to just share a great privilege and one in a lifetime experience!
Amazing how she selected one Impala out of the herd and just went full speed for that one. The chase was amazing, but unfortunately she missed and for the impala, another day of survival in the wild!
ole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of grass where the impala are.
After almost two hours she planned her attack. I knew it was a long distance and that I would be very lucky if I managed to get in a good shot at that distance but did not put my camera down for a second, just kept watching her through my lens. Once se came clear there was now time for focus I just kept my finger on the shutter and tried to stay on her all the way! I know this is not quality work but would love to just share a great privilege and one in a lifetime experience!
Amazing how she selected one Impala out of the herd and just went full speed for that one. The chase was amazing, but unfortunately she missed and for the impala, another day of survival in the wild!

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  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes10 months ago

    CAPTURE SIX

    With my last visit to Kruger during November 2013, I had an extraordinary experience. I stopped at a waterhole roundabout 12h.00hrs. It was midsummer and very hot. I was the only person at the waterhole as most visitors stay at camp due to extreme heat that time of day in the park. I watched water birds and a group of impala under the shade of the trees.
    I suddenly noticed movement to my right in the dense bush and as it came out into the clear saw that it indeed was a Cheetah! She slowly moved closer to the waterhole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
    As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of grass where the impala are.
    After almost two hours she planned her attack. I knew it was a long distance and that I would be very lucky if I managed to get in a good shot at that distance but did not put my camera down for a second, just kept watching her through my lens. Once se came clear there was now time for focus I just kept my finger on the shutter and tried to stay on her all the way! I know this is not quality work but would love to just share a great privilege and one in a lifetime experience!
    Amazing how she selected one Impala out of the herd and just went full speed for that one. The chase was amazing, but unfortunately she missed and for the impala, another day of survival in the wild!
    ole and moved into a patch of long grass where she went in hiding. As time passed the impala moved closer to the water, unaware of her presence.
    As time passed more cars pulled up and asked me what I was watching, I pointed out that there is a cheetah hiding in the patch of grass where the impala are.
    After almost two hours she planned her attack. I knew it was a long distance and that I would be very lucky if I managed to get in a good shot at that distance but did not put my camera down for a second, just kept watching her through my lens. Once se came clear there was now time for focus I just kept my finger on the shutter and tried to stay on her all the way! I know this is not quality work but would love to just share a great privilege and one in a lifetime experience!
    Amazing how she selected one Impala out of the herd and just went full speed for that one. The chase was amazing, but unfortunately she missed and for the impala, another day of survival in the wild!

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes10 months ago

    Full story with all the captures can also be seen
    HERE

  • Russell Couch
    Russell Couch10 months ago

    Stunning capture awesome work !!!!!

  • Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comment Russell, much appreciated!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • john  Lenagan
    john Lenagan10 months ago

    Magie, a fabulous series and a great experience conveyed , I could not help but feel sorry for her and after all that effort her disappointment is palpable . Thank you for sharing

  • Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comment john, much appreciated and shared with great pleasure, happy you enjoyed it! I felt sorry for her, what and effort and then empty handed!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomas10 months ago

    Excellent action shot!

  • Thank you so much for visiting and your lovely comment Stephen, truly much appreciated!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp10 months ago

    Very nice work

  • Thanks Larry!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • jozi1
    jozi110 months ago

    Spectacular ,Maggie an absolutely amazing action shot :)

  • Thanks so much Tony !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Macky
    Macky10 months ago

    An superb capture Mags, WOW!!!

  • Thank you so much dear Macky!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Allen Lucas
    Allen Lucas10 months ago

    2014-04-04

  • Keala
    Keala10 months ago


    4/4/14
    Amazing capture!

  • Thanks you so very much x

    – Magaret Meintjes

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